|Headquarters||Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England|
|Products||agriculture machinery tractor|
The Ivel company of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England was founded in 1902 and started building tractors in 1903. The company was started by Dan Albone a Champion Bicyclist, after he obtained a patent for mounted implements, powered off the tractor by use of a pioneering power take off, (P.T.O.). The company is named after the River Ivel in Bedfordshire. The company built a 3 wheeled lightweight tractor powered by a 2 cylinder gasoline engine of 8 hp (6.0 kW), that sold for £300, a considerable sum in the 1900s.
The company continued building tractors to a virtually unchanged design till 1921, when it ceased trading, but Dan Albone suffered a premature death in 1906. The company imported Hart-Parr models into the Britain during WW I.
The tractors were exported to over 20 countries around the world.
Some of the events tractor AO 385 has been exhibited at include;
- Newby Hall Vintage Gathering 2009
- Little Casterton Working weekend 2009
- Carrington Steam and Tractor Rally 2009
Pictures of the Ivel Edit
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